Hi Ryan,

You could try outputting to the OpenOffice XML format (documented at 
OpenOffice can already open MS Word files, so you could use it to 
visually check the results of your output against what OpenOffice 
imports. The Word Filter in OpenOffice covers nearly all of the MS Word 
Be aware though that the OpenOffice XML format is more complex than docbook.


Ryan S Ackley wrote:

>I want everyone to know that I made significant progress with HDF over the
>4th of July break. I have been busy ever since with a short out of town
>trip and also the end of semester crunch at school. I have an event model
>in place but it is totally untested.
>What I want to do now is write a class that will convert a Word Document
>into XML using the event model. I wanted to get away from converting
>directly into XSL-FO because most people don't understand it. I was
>thinking of using the "DocBook" format check it out here:
>http://www.docbook.org , I think there are several stylesheets out on the
>web that will convert docbook to xsl-fo. I would like to hear thoughts on
>As soon as I have this done. I will write up some documentation other
>boring stuff (tests) and
>initiate a vote to move HDF out of scratchpad.
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